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Huixia
Liu
People's Republic of ChinaPeople's Republic of China, CHN
Diving

Biography

Further Personal Information

Date of birth
30 November 1997
Residence
Beijing, CHN
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
Mandarin

Sport Specific Information

When and where did you begin this sport?
She took up the sport in 2004 at a diving school in Wuhan, People's Republic of China.
Why this sport?
She took up gymnastics at age three to improve her health. She was then encouraged to try diving by her gymnastics coach.
Club / Team
Hubei Province: China
Training Regime
She trains for three full days and three half days each week.

General Interest

Hobbies
Travelling, watching cartoons. (Weibo profile, 30 Aug 2018; dx.cnhubei.com, 10 Aug 2016)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold with partner Chen Ruolin in the women's 10m synchronised platform at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. (news.cnhubei.com, 09 Jan 2017)
Injuries
In 2015 she sustained an injury to her shoulder during training to prepare for the 2015 World Championships in Kazan, Russian Federation. She still carried on training but her back movements did not recover and she was unable to participate in the competition. (sports.qq.com, 16 Jul 2015)
Awards and honours
In 2016 she received the Sports Medal of Honour from the General Administration of Sport of China. (sports.ifeng.com, 05 Jan 2017)

In 2014 she was named the Female Diver of the Year by the International Swimming Federation [FINA]. (globaltimes.cn, 02 Dec 2014)

In 2014 she was named an Elite Athlete of International Class by the General Administration of Sport of China. (jsdj.sport.gov.cn, 17 Jan 2014)
Other information
RETIREMENT AND COMEBACK
In 2017 she decided to retire to focus on her studies at Beijing Sport University. Following her graduation in 2019, she returned to training with the Hubei provincial team. (ppsport.com, 30 Oct 2019; m.cnhubei.com, 13 Dec 2019)